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  Reply # 1099931 1-Aug-2014 11:44
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dolsen: Received an email this morning promising $5 30 pack AAA batteries and $9 40 pack AA batteries with free freight. Went to the link and the price is $30.98 and $32.98 respectivally. Might pay keeping an eye on these to see if they do come up at the promised price.


Yeah I saw that - but clicking on the link takes to the regular price.


They have completely and utterly f****d this up.  it jumps from one price to the other on the web site.  I managed to put them in my cart at the $5 and $9 respectively, yet then at checkout it wants to charge me the full price.

Anyone brave enough to take this up with their (off-shore) call-centre??  My last experience with them was more than frustrating.


looks like it got fixed.  I've ordered some batteries.  But looking at the dse Facebook page comments I'm not holding my breath they would arrive any time soon.
(I tried to call the call centre at 10.50am, but it was out of business hours! ).


I got through to the call centre (and in the interim the problem was fixed!), however their advice was go through and complete the purchase, but take a screen shot of the "correct" price at the time; pay for the full amount, and then email the screenshot to onlinesales@dicksmith.com.nz (they said .com), and they'd refund the difference.

I've had no problems with DSE orders previously, and I've ordered batteries in the past few months - they usually arrive within 2-3 days.

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  Reply # 1099972 1-Aug-2014 12:36
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Is there a link to the battery promo? I went on their website and they weren't discounted.

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  Reply # 1099979 1-Aug-2014 12:52
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How long do those last sitting in a drawer? Even replacing all my mice, torch and fire alarm batteries it could take a while to get through a pack of each :)

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  Reply # 1099989 1-Aug-2014 13:10
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JayADee: How long do those last sitting in a drawer? Even replacing all my mice, torch and fire alarm batteries it could take a while to get through a pack of each :)


Store them in your refrigerator.

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  Reply # 1099996 1-Aug-2014 13:27
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JayADee: How long do those last sitting in a drawer? Even replacing all my mice, torch and fire alarm batteries it could take a while to get through a pack of each :)


Store them in your refrigerator.


Thanks. Found this on batteryreview.com too:

Alkaline Batteries

Alkaline batteries, the most common type of disposable battery, are commonly used in everyday electronic devices, such as remote controls, MP3 players, and digital cameras.

No memory loss. As you can't charge them.
They have a very slow self-discharge rate.
Once they run out of their charge, you have to throw them away and replace them with new ones. Which can be bad for your money if you're replacing them on a regular basis, as the prices will add up.
Alkaline batteries last for a long period of time, with a shelf life of 2 years, keeping about 90 percent of their original capacities. They can perform well at high temperatures as well as low temperatures. There are two available types of alkaline batteries, standard alkaline and premium alkaline.

Standard Alkaline batteries are generally used in low to moderate power draining devices such as portable scanners and remote controls.

Premium Alkaline batteries are generally used in high power draining devices such as digital cameras, MP3 players, CD players, and video cameras.

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  Reply # 1099998 1-Aug-2014 13:36
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JayADee:
Satch:
JayADee: How long do those last sitting in a drawer? Even replacing all my mice, torch and fire alarm batteries it could take a while to get through a pack of each :)


Store them in your refrigerator.


Thanks. Found this on batteryreview.com too:

Alkaline Batteries

Alkaline batteries, the most common type of disposable battery, are commonly used in everyday electronic devices, such as remote controls, MP3 players, and digital cameras.

...


Keep in mind that not all Alkaline batteries are created equal.  You'll get nowhere near as much life out of these homebrand ones as you do out of an Energizer or Duracell.
(Despite that, I do still buy them now and again when the price is right)




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  Reply # 1100000 1-Aug-2014 13:39
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JayADee:
Satch:
JayADee: How long do those last sitting in a drawer? Even replacing all my mice, torch and fire alarm batteries it could take a while to get through a pack of each :)


Store them in your refrigerator.


Thanks. Found this on batteryreview.com too:

Alkaline Batteries

Alkaline batteries, the most common type of disposable battery, are commonly used in everyday electronic devices, such as remote controls, MP3 players, and digital cameras.

...


Keep in mind that not all Alkaline batteries are created equal.  You'll get nowhere near as much life out of these homebrand ones as you do out of an Energizer or Duracell.
(Despite that, I do still buy them now and again when the price is right)


Price is right for $5 and great for the kids toys :)

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  Reply # 1100002 1-Aug-2014 13:44
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Nice deal.  I just placed an order at the said promo price.
This should be put on the bargains forum.

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  Reply # 1100034 1-Aug-2014 14:18
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I grabbed a AAA pack. We normally use rechargables but these will be great for the torch and headlamp when needed in a hurry for dog walking for the hubby. Added bonus they fit my mouse too. Five dollars and free delivery! Wow! Thanks for the tip.

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  Reply # 1100081 1-Aug-2014 15:09
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AAA is out of stock now :(

And they are all pretty close to equal IME, energizers have greater capabilitys with large loads but in remotes etc the cheapies are almost as good.




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Thought I'd go and check out the deals. AAA pack says "In Stock", but when you add it to the cart a warning says the item is currently out of stock... Top notch outfit.

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  Reply # 1100114 1-Aug-2014 15:54
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Anyone know if they will honour it instore? Want to save them a bit on the shipping, seeing I maybe passing it later on. 

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  Reply # 1100127 1-Aug-2014 16:17
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mattwnz: Anyone know if they will honour it instore? Want to save them a bit on the shipping, seeing I maybe passing it later on. 


Email said online only. No click and collect available (so, they really want to pay postage).


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  Reply # 1100128 1-Aug-2014 16:18
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dolsen:
mattwnz: Anyone know if they will honour it instore? Want to save them a bit on the shipping, seeing I maybe passing it later on. 


Email said online only. No click and collect available (so, they really want to pay postage).



Thanks. Oh well, I thought I could save them the postage /courier price. I wonder if their bean counters  think about these things, as it would cost them more, and doesn't exactly help to support their local retailers on the main street.

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